Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Fort Christmas

On Christmas Day in 1837, a small Army fort was established in central Florida. Today, Fort Christmas Historical Park features a replica of the original Seminole War-era fort as well as other historic buildings such as a one-room school a several Cracker houses that were home to Florida pioneer families. The park is managed by Orange County Parks and Recreation.

The Christmas, Florida, postmark is popular with people mailing holiday cards and letters to Santa.

"In This Florida Town, Christmas is Year-Round Business" (Sun-Sentinel, December 18, 2007)

"Christmas Has a Zip Code" (Herald Tribune, December 23, 2007)

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:34 PM

    You should tell where the originalpeople of the Fort Christmascame from.

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  2. Anonymous6:46 PM

    They do, if you go in the fort and read the pictures and hangings on the wall!! I am related to one of the founding families of ft Christmas and it does take a lot of time to read everything. But it is there if you have the time.

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